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Director of the Counseling Center

Towson University
Towson, MD

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Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Responsibilities and Duties
The Director will provide dynamic, visionary, and strategic leadership and programmatic oversight to a multi-disciplinary mental health team who are committed to utilizing multifaceted approaches with a diverse student population. The Director will employ an evidence based approach to promote students' personal development and psychological well-being through individual and group counseling, outreach programming, training, workshops, consultation, online modalities, crisis intervention, assessments, therapies, and other relevant intervention or prevention methodologies. They are responsible for planning, directing, budgeting and coordinating the services and programmatic activities of the Counseling Center. The Director will serve on divisional and university committees, task forces, and standing committees including Care Team, Tiger Advocacy Advisory Team (TAAT), and Behavioral Intervention Team.

Qualifications and Skills
  • Ph.D. or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) required.
  • Licensed or immediately eligible for licensure in Maryland.
  • Minimum of 5 years of administrative leadership experience.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of clinical experience.
  • Superb therapy delivery skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage clinical practitioners, a large complex department, and budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse populations, students, departments, and constituents.
  • Deep working knowledge of best practices for administrative, ethical, and legal complexities associated with working in a university counseling center.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment with the ability to analyze data to inform decisions.
  • Demonstrated competence in providing quality training programs for various levels of staff and students, especially as it relates to student behavioral health, classroom management and crisis response.
  • Well-developed communication and public relations skills including the ability to engage effectively with faculty, students, families, and their representatives.
  • Demonstrated experience using a data-informed approach to evaluate information and implement timely, cost-effective recommendations.

  • Experience in crisis management and suicide prevention activities.
  • Special skills and experience relevant to substance abuse, women's issues, and underserved populations.

Organization: Student Affairs Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Apr 7, 2022


Towson CampusTowson University (TU; was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and is Baltimore’s largest comprehensive university, and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Towson University offers many cultural, educational and athletics programs and events that are open to the public ranging from concerts and lecturers to Division I college sports.

Towson Students Our centrally located campus sits on 330  rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of  Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington  D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.  The town of Towson, MD. has a population  of approximately 52,000, with tree-lined  streets, shops, restaurants, movies, bookstores, a county library branch, live music venues, and is in walking distance of the TU campus. Towson was established in 1750 and is the seat of Baltimore County government.

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